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Putin’s Pro-Trump Trolls Just Targeted Hillary Clinton and Robert Mueller

Samantha Bradshaw and Lisa-Maria Neudert spoke to a Mother Jones for a story which drew on the project's work on polarizing information in swing states. “You can launch a disinformation campaign in the digital age and then all evidence of that campaign can just disappear,” ...

2017-11-05T14:43:25+00:00 November 5th, 2017|In the News|

Fake news rife on Twitter during election week, study from Oxford says

The project's recent research on polarizing information shared in the lead up to the 2016 US election was covered on CNN. Samantha Bradshaw appeared on CNN's morning show to discuss. "Polarizing and conspiratorial junk news" was as prevalent on Twitter as news from legitimate outlets ...

2017-09-30T11:35:51+00:00 September 30th, 2017|In the News, Radio & Television|

Propaganda flowed heavily into battleground states around election, study says

The project's latest research into polarizing information shared in the lead up to the 2016 US election was covered in the Washington Post. Propaganda and other forms of “junk news” on Twitter flowed more heavily in a dozen battleground states than in the nation overall ...

2017-09-30T11:32:19+00:00 September 30th, 2017|In the News|

Fake News on Twitter Flooded Swing States That Helped Trump Win

The project's latest research on politicized information and the 2016 US election was covered in Mother Jones. Millions of tweets were flying furiously in the final days leading up to the 2016 US presidential election. And in closely fought battleground states that would prove key to ...

2017-09-30T11:29:01+00:00 September 30th, 2017|In the News|

“Fake news” tweets targeted to swing states in election, researchers find

The project's latest research on information circulated on Twitter in the lead up to the 2016 Election was covered in McClatchy. Voters in 11 swing states in last year’s presidential race, including Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, received more fake, junk and hyper-partisan information over Twitter than ...

2017-09-29T11:06:48+00:00 September 29th, 2017|In the News|

Social Media, News and Political Information during the US Election: Was Polarizing Content Concentrated in Swing States?

US voters shared large volumes of polarizing political news and information in the form of links to content from Russian, WikiLeaks and junk news sources. Was this low quality political information distributed evenly around the country, or concentrated in swing states and particular parts of ...

2018-07-29T21:36:38+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Working Papers & Data Memos|